Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

When I was in college, one of the required texts was Achebe's Things Fall Apart. I wasn't sure if I would like it when I started the book but I did. I loved it. Even after all these years, I still love it. I've reread it a few times over the years especially when my own children were required to read it. While I was in college, Chinua Achebe came to lecture for a semester. I wasn't able to get into the class but I did have a chance to meet him. What a privilege!

Today's podcast is for A READER'S GUIDE TO CHINUA ACHEBE'S THINGS FALL APART by George Shea.

When Chinua Achebe wrote Things Fall Apart 50 years ago, he couldn't have possibly known the impact the novel would have on the world. It has been translated into 50 languages and has sold over 10 million copies and has become a standard in schools around the world. Considered one of the greatest African novels of all time, the novel tells the story of tribal life and shows how the coming of the white man led to the loss of the old ways of the Igbo tribe.'s.mp3

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